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  • Aug 1- Microsoft Corp sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday, claiming the South Korean smartphone maker refused to make a royalty payment last fall on patent licenses after Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Nokia's handset business.

  • UPDATE 1-Mobileye shares jump 58 pct in bumper debut Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Mobileye's shares jumped as much as 58 percent to a high of $39.40 on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the Israeli company at about $8.4 billion. Mobileye's technology is already used in more than three million vehicles made by BMW AG, General Motors Co and electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, among others.

  • Google confirms it sold barge docked in Maine Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Google Inc. is confirming that the so-called " Google barge" it docked in Maine has been sold. Google envisioned it as one of three floating retail stores. Google initially had little to say about the barges, leading to speculation about its intentions.

  • Cramer OKs 3 growth plays in China Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    Ahead of the Alibaba IPO, Cramer thinks there may be significant opportunity in these other China stocks.

  • BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services driven company as its smartphone market share has dwindled, has been lately touting new BBM features in a bid to make it a more viable messaging tool for clients such as corporations and government agencies that are on the lookout for a secure messaging service.

  • GoPro earnings beat Street, but shares slide Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    GoPro reported earnings of 8 cents per share and revenue of $245 million, beating Street estimates. Shares fell 11 percent after the report.

  • Your USB device is more dangerous than you think Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    "You cannot tell where the virus came from. It is almost like a magic trick," said one cybersecurity researcher of the USB vulnerability.

  • Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

  • Hearst magazine chief is still hot on print deals Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Heart Magazines: Elle, Cosmopolitan and Esquire.

    Hearst's magazine publishing group ontinues to look for deals and is more likely to purchase a print property than a digital asset, its president said.

  • Work from home? Watch out for hackers Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    The same remote access software that allows employees to work from home opens data up to hackers, Homeland Security said. NYT reports.

  • One vulnerability involves flaws in the way scores of manufacturers of Apple, Google Android and Blackberry devices, among others, have implemented an obscure industry standard that controls how everything from network connections to user identities are managed.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • Retailers are going to get very personal in 2039 Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    From your social media posts to your locale, retailers use data to better target consumers. But at what point is it just plain creepy?

  • SINGAPORE, July 31- Singapore risks tarnishing its business-friendly reputation by implementing new labour laws that require companies to prioritise hiring locals over foreigners for middle income jobs, analysts say.

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • RPT-FACTBOX-Google under European regulatory spotlight Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    July 30- Google Inc faces a variety of challenges from European Commission regulators, in contrast to its experience in the United States where the Internet search company has largely mitigated regulatory threats.

  • Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter. Its net income for the April-June quarter dropped 20 percent to 6.3 trillion won from 7.8 trillion won a year earlier.

  • Samsung Electronics' 2Q profit miss forecast Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period. Its net income during the April-June quarter dropped 20 percent to 6.3 trillion won, compared with 7.8 trillion won a year earlier.

  • July 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported its first quarterly profit as a public company, shrugging of analyst forecasts of a loss as small business customers spent more on advertising. Yelp shares fell as much as 3 percent in extended trading, before recovering most of the lost ground.